Cutting the Bullshit out of your Life

I’m sure we all have times where we want to simplify our life. Simplifying your life can often include culling negative people, getting rid of material things you no longer use/or need, and generally just cutting back.

Cutting the bullshit out of your life is more than this – once you start to rid yourself of the crap you no longer need, you’ll start to make room for more important things. Keen to learn more? Then read on…

PEOPLE.

Believe it or not, people often consume more time than you even realise. They consume your time on social media, your thoughts, your energy, and of course time face-to-face. This is why it’s important to be selective with who you give your time to.

Time is precious and it’s something you’ll never get back.

Friendships will fade, some will reignite, and some will be stronger than ever. Usually this depends on what is happening during certain stages of your life.

There will be friends who you won’t have seen for years, and when you do reconnect it will be as though it was only yesterday. That’s okay – you don’t need to see people all the time for them to be a part of your life. I know personally I have a select few friends that would be there for me no matter what, and I would do the exact same for them. It’s all about quality, not quantity.

That goes for acquaintances too, in your personal and business life. Sometimes we don’t have the choice regarding who we have to deal with during our career paths, but if you do have control over this aspect of your life, then embrace it.

Be selective.

Choose to work with people you want to work with, not people you have to work with.

ALONE TIME.

When you’re not connecting with people, it’s important to try and make some alone time for yourself.

Personally, I can easily go into ‘hibernate mode’. I’ll lock myself away from the world, sometimes for weeks. And I’m okay with that. I’m comfortable alone, and I often need to be alone. It’s the time where I feel I get to grow as a person, discovering options and trying new things.

I love to write, to search the web, to read, and to have time out from my daily chores. Being alone gives me time to think, to focus on my own needs, and to just get shit done. Simple.

REFLECTION.

If I didn’t have time to myself, I wouldn’t have time to reflect.

Reflection allows me to realise what’s most important in my life, and what I need to make more time for.

I know what’s important to me and it’s my family.

Family comes first and foremost. My family is an extension of me, they are the centre of my universe and without them I wouldn’t be the person today.

MATERIAL THINGS.

I’ll often go through a cleansing stage where I throw out tons of clothes, only to find that space later on with the exact same crap, in a different colour.

I recently went through and cleared out approximately half of my wardrobe. Okay… when I say wardrobe, I have about three but that’s not the point.

It was massively rewarding.

I felt like I was getting rid of the old me. I know that sounds crazy but being a Mum has changed what I want to wear and who I want to be. Clearing out my clothes felt like the first step in a new direction.

MAKE A CHANGE.

If you feel like you need to make a change in your life, start but cutting out the bullshit.

It’s the quickest and easiest way to feel lighter, and to take a step forward in a new direction.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kylie is a survivor. She’s endured events that no-one should have to experience. That’s why she wants to share her story; to help other women live beyond their pain so that they too can take control of their life, and live the life they deserve.

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